Orchestrator Runbook for creating a new mail enabled user

In this guide I will be explaining the process I have used to create a new user, allocate it to the correct OU, and define settings such as login script. The runbook looks like this: First drag an Initiate Data unit from the runbook control section. I renamed this to “User Info”. You can use whatever fields you want here, but the ones I used are as below: These will be linked to later in the runbook. Click finish and then drag and link a generate random text control from the utilities section. Set this up according to your complexity requirements, I did this as above. The next step is […]

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Connecting System Center Orchestrator – Part 3: System Center Operations Manager and System Manager

In part 2 of this series explained how to connect Orchestrator to SCCM. In this post I will explain connecting Operations Manager and System Manager. After opening Runbook Designer, go to Options and select either System Center Operations Manager or System Center System Manager depending on which one you want to configure. Click add on the dialogue box and you will be presented with this box:                           In the name box, type the name you want to refer to the connection as. Server is the FQDN of your SCOM/SCSM server. Domain is your domain name, username is in the format […]

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Connecting System Center Orchestrator – Part 2: System Center Configuration Manager

In Part One of this guide, I explained where to find installation instructions for Orchestrator integration packs, and then how to connect Orchestrator to Active Directory. In this post I will cover how to connect to System Center Configuration Manager. Open Runbook Designer, click options and then “System Center Configuration Manager”. In the dialogue box click add, then you will be presented with this box:                 Name should be the name of the connection. Server is the FQDN SCCM CAS or Primary Server depending on your infrastructure. Username is an SCCM administrator in the format domain\username The password is the password for the above account. […]

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Connecting System Center Orchestrator – Part 1: Active Directory

Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012 SP1 is a fantastic tool for automating many tasks within your datacenter. I’ll be posting guides as and when I figure them out for myself! In order to integrate it with Active Directory, you need to first download and install the integration packs to your runbook server. There is a guide to this here. You should note that if you already have System Center 2012 integration packs installed, you will need to un-deploy them and delete them from the runbook server before you can install the SP1 integration packs. After you have deployed the integration packs, you will need to open runbook designer and go […]

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